Exit, Mr. Goodspeed
It's going to be strange not to see Michael Price in his office tucked away off the cozy lobby of the Goodspeed Opera House, sitting in his barber chair, holding court with guests during intermission. Or stationed at the bottom of the theater's grand red staircase, smiling broadly, shaking hands and receiving compliments from members of the crowd leaving a show.
After all, no single person has been associated so long with an arts institution in the state — or almost anywhere else in America — than Price's nearly half-century association with the theater.
A Yale School of Drama grad, he was there for Goodspeed's first season when the renovated 1876,...